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Fall Fest at Seneca Park Zoo

For the entire month of October, join the Seneca Park Zoo in celebrating Fall Fest. From fall-themed animal enrichment programs to delicious cider and fry cakes—it’s the perfect way to welcome the new season. Plus we are bringing back our Spooktacular evening event!

Come Celebrate Fall Season
at the Zoo!

Come enjoy the Zoo with the beautiful backdrop of fall in New York. The Zoo will be decorated for the season with things like pumpkins, mums, straw bales, corn stalks, hay maze for kids, and more!  Apples, pumpkin spice, and seasonal sweets will be available to eat and drink, plus we will have our Conservation Graveyard, Spooktacular, and some special animal programming throughout the month. 

Fall Fest at the Zoo is Presented by The Paper Store!

Members are FREE!

Celebrate the Season with Fall Fest at the Zoo!

Fall-themed Animal Enrichment

Weekends in October

Time Saturdays Sundays
Polar Bear
Snow Leopard


Join us for an evening of fun at our special seasonal event: Spooktacular! The evening will feature trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo, face painting with Arlene’s Costumes, story time with naturalists, pumpkin carving demonstration, Halloween crafts, and Animal Ambassador demos.

Dates: Oct. 19, 20, 21 

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10 (non-member) $8 (member)
 Kids 2 and under are Free!
*tickets must be used on the night selected at purchase

Thanks to Spooktacular’s Presenting Sponsor:

Fall Fest Fun

Check out the Little’s Hay Maze located by the tiger habitat. The Zoo’s Nature Cart will be out and about on the weekends as well throughout the month with members from our naturalist team working to educate guests on things like composting and garden maintenance in the fall/winter and a special skull-themed bio fact table as it gets closer to Halloween! 

Walk through the conservation graveyard, with information on extinct and endangered species and what we can do to help save them.

Fairy Door
Hide and Seek

Fairy doors will be hidden throughout the Zoo starting around the stream by otter habitat. There will be 15 doors in total, can you find them all?

Dates: Throughout October

Seasonal Treats

We will once again have fresh apple cider compliments of Schutts Apple Mill, locally roasted pumpkin spice coffee from Union Place and flavored hot chocolate, fresh baked seasonal cookies, fried dough with apple topping available, cinnamon sugar Bavarian pretzels with flavored dipping icing, warm apple turnovers, kettle corn as well as all of our guest’s normal menu favorites. 

Fall Fest at the Zoo Presented By:

Stay Updated

Keep in touch with your friends at Seneca Park Zoo on this event and more! There’s always something happening at the Zoo.